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SWWS

Produced by SWWS for the State Government’s Randau Project, this training kit targets rural teenagers. Randau is an Iban word for community dialogue. Pre-COVID, SWWS alongside other government agencies have visited remote rural longhouses and kampungs to discuss social issues.

During COVID19 MCO, the kit was produced to enable district officers to facilitate discussions on healthy relationships. It contains a video presentation (in Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Iban) which includes a specially written story; a student workbook; stickers and guidelines for the facilitators who are to encourage young people to discuss issues openly; value themselves; help each other; think through their choices and have more knowledge to make their decisions. For more information, please contact SWWS.

Training Kit On Healthy Relationships

Press Releases

Joint Press Release || Child Rights

What true Keluarga Malaysia means and looks like for our children

All laws, policies and institutions must be examined to see if they are discriminatory in any way and active steps taken to rectify this. All national and private institutions and policies must promote inclusion – the true meaning of ‘Keluarga Malaysia’.
As always, we ask that the government of the day listen to the voices of our children and meet their real needs.

Borneo Post 2021

Sexual Harassment Act

Pass Sexual Harassment Act without Delay

There is an urgent need to have a comprehensive Sexual Harassment Act in place promptly and clear information to the public so those encountering such abuse know how to report.

Dayak Daily 2021

Citizenship

Why Discriminate against Women?

Transnational marriage is becoming more common in these global days and there are many reasons why women can be abroad at the time of birth, including for study, and then return home. Why should they and their children face discrimination?

Malaysia Kini 2021

Sanitary Protection

Old Marians, SWWS donate sanitary pads to needy

Old Marian Association #JagaSamaDirik project has expanded to include sanitary pads supply for needy girls and women during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Borneo Post 2020

Domestic Violence

SWWS

SWWS: Be aware and report cases of domestic violence

Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) has urged the public to be vigilant of domestic violence in their neighbourhood during movement control (MCO) and immediately report such incidents.

Daily Dayak 2020

Citizenship

SWWS

Citizenship: Do for stateless kids what you did for Krasniqi, says SWWS

Stateless children in Malaysia deserve the same political will that saw the fast-tracking of citizenship granted to Kosovan footballer Liridon Krasniqi, says Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS).

Borneo Post 2020

Trafficking

SWWS

SWWS: Case of detained Malaysians in Cambodia a wake-up call of sorts

The detention of 47 Malaysians, including 44 Sarawakians in Cambodia since last year seems to be a case of exploitation and trafficking that raises many questions.

Dayak Daily 2020

Domestic Violence

SWWS

SWWS calls for law on prostitution amended

Section 372B makes importuning or soliciting for the purpose of prostitution a crime. Nowhere in this, or other sections of the penal code is the man buying the service criminalized. This can and should be changed.

Borneo Post Online 2020

Stalking

SWWS

Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) applauds the move by the government to look into making stalking a crime.

According to SWWS currently, there are no laws on anti-stalking in Malaysia. “In the absence of any relevant anti-stalking law, victims of stalking have no avenue to turn to gain protection,”

Borneo Post 2019

Finger Rape

SWWS

Shock over rape acquittal

The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) wants better protection of children from sexual abuse following the acquittal of a man convicted earlier of raping a minor.

The Star 2015